Tenants have a legal right to a safe and decent place to live.

Landlord-Property Background Check

Landlord/Property Background Check

We are now offering you the ability to get objective information on your landlord and/or property. Providing you with such information as license & inspection history, eviction record, etc.

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Before You Move

Before You Move In

  • Request Rental License of Landlord
  • Evaluate Reputation of Landlord
  • Check for Outstanding Code Violations
  • Get Everything in Writing
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Get The Lead Out

Lead Inspection – Get The Lead Out

Is your property “lead safe”? Philadelphia law requires that new rentals to households with small children be inspected by a certified lead inspector. TURN can help.

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Special Campaigns
  • Just Cause Evictions
  • Human Rights City
  • Fix Philly Campaign
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Weekdays
For emergencies call 267-443-2500

Free Renters Rights and Responsibilities Workshops
at 12:30 p.m. every weekday
and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
at 100 South Broad Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA
and a Saturday workshop 11 a.m. at 1701 West Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Recent News

Seller financed deals are putting poor people in Lead-Tainted homes. more here…..
People’s Emergency Center is opening affordable housing for artists in West Philly.  more here….
Gentrification is real but hard to define in Philadelphia.  more here….
When paying rent means going hungry.  more here…..
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